Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2019: $299,311.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2022
Grant Recipient: The University of Texas at Arlington
This article explores how regional food supply chains (RFSCs) can improve the resilience of the U.S. food supply system in the face of large-scale disruptions like the COVID-19 crisis. In particular, this research seeks to gain a greater understanding of how RFSCs can leverage logistics best practices for efficient and reliable distribution to consumers in normal times and during disasters. Highlights: • Case studies demonstrate regional food system resilience during the COVID-19 crisis • Regional food system alignment with U.N. Sustainable Development Goals is described • Farmers rapidly pivoted to new market channels using logistics best practices • The importance of offering consumers convenient delivery options is emphasized • Recommendations for maintaining sustainability in the long term are discussed
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This product is associated with the project "Regional Food Transportation for Texas Farmers"